Manchester Institute of Innovation Research

Policymakers and analysts face rapid changes in supporting and fostering innovation, while there is also increasing complexity in its governance at a range of levels.

Innovation Policy: Key issues and challengesThis five-day course is aimed at professionals who work on innovation as policy makers, brokers or implementers of strategies or programmes. Attendees may have several years’ experience and be willing to share this with experts and peers in an international environment, or may be new in post, possibly changing from a career in research into one in innovation policy.

Our experts provide briefings and lead interactive workshops. Teaching is interactive, with short, focused lectures complemented by hands-on, sessions in which real issues are tackled.

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Areas covered by the course include:

  • The policy mix approach and understanding the conditions for innovation
  • Innovation instruments
  • Mission oriented policy
  • Demand based innovation policies
  • Innovation in (non-technological) services
  • City-Regional policies for research and innovation
  • Demonstrating impact

Teaching staff

Teaching is delivered by leading scholars from the Institute complemented by case- or problem-oriented sessions with experienced policymakers.

Course Overview

  • Delivered by: Senior staff and invited external experts
  • Teaching: Lectures, interactive group exercises, case studies, mini-projects

Fees & Application Details

About us

The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research is a centre of excellence in the field of innovation studies, building on a 50-year tradition of innovation and science studies in Manchester.

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    Alliance Manchester Business School
    Booth Street West
    M15 6PB, UK

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